Alan Jacques

School librarian with a Masters in Information Science and 15 years’ experience collaborating with teachers and school leadership to improve Reading, Literacy, and Information Literacy.  My personal approach is to blend the best of traditional librarianship with new technology, with a focus on building culture and community. Currently I am Head Librarian at Gems World Academy in Dubai.  My professional interests are: Research behaviour, Reading motivation, Creative approaches to academic writing, Plagiarism prevention, and Library design.  In 2020 I was awarded UAE School Librarian of the Year.